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Zia's giving back to honor firefighters who saved restaurant

by Mark Schnyder

KMOV.com

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 7:48 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 17 at 11:07 AM

The owners of Zia's cannot stop showing their appreciation for the St. Louis Fire Department.

Back in August 2009 a devastating fire shut down the restaurant on The Hill for six months.  It could have been way worse.  Co-owner Cory Chiodini says if not for the quick response and care by St. Louis firefighters the building would have likely burned to the ground and there would be no Zia's today.

They reopened a year ago and to celebrate for the next two weeks (January 17 - 31) Zia's will donate 10% of sales to The Backstoppers (www.thebackstoppers.org) and The St. Louis Fire Department Life Saving Foundation (www.lifesavingfoundation.org).

Chiodini says they may make this an annual thing. 

Zia's is located at 5256 Wilson Avenue.

Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV.  He can be reached at MSchnyder@kmov.com.

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